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Aerial Maps: Cornerstone for Today's Masonry

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Masonry Magazine explains how high-definition aerial imagery has become an essential building block for mason contractors

Back when the ancient Egyptian pyramids were being built, ruthless pharaohs pressed the underprivileged into servitude—removing any concern for labor costs, expensive equipment, or project deadlines. For today's masonry contractor, this bit of history couldn't be more ironic. Large projects rely on carefully managed budgets, sophisticated equipment and technologies, and craftsmen who are paid according to their skills. 

In its recent article entitled "Aerial Imagery: The Right Tool for Masons", Masonry Magazine explains how high-definition aerial imagery is a critical piece of technology that speeds up workflows for masonry contractors.

Any tool that can make the design lifecycle more efficient—bidding, estimating, pre-design, field measurement and validation, design adjustment, final approval, and go live—should be a welcome and integral part of the process."

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High-definition image of commercial construction in Grandville, MI - Oct. 2017

High-resolution aerial imagery is an ideal tool for restoration and remodeling work, as well as for new construction. Innovators in this field, like Nearmap, aren’t simply capturing hyper-clear views of the ground from cameras mounted in airplanes. They’re also creating tools that allow contractors to “translate” images into the data and vocabulary they speak.

Read the full article on Masonry Magazine.

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Image Quality Outshines Satellite Images

Nearmap PhotoMaps™ are consistently 2.8” GSD—which is typically several times sharper than satellite images—giving you unrivaled clarity, precision and detail.

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Take accurate remote measurements. Estimate with precision. Plan around detailed features, and view property changes over time.

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Our up to date aerial maps are consistently refreshed to give you timely, actionable information. Browse aerial photos from recent surveys, or view our nationwide urban coverage areas.

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With precise geolocation, Nearmap aerial imagery monitors change over time and tells compelling stories of truth on the ground. Plan with confidence, and see your projects evolve.

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Whether you're viewing orthoimagery or oblique aerial views, Nearmap's cloud-based PhotoMaps™ give you instant access to consistent, high quality aerial imagery with spectacular detail.

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And frequently updated, too. Nearmap captures the urban US multiple times per year, and new aerial images are processed and streamed to the cloud within days. Get instant access to all current imagery and historical aerials, precisely georeferenced to show you truth over time.

View incredible detail with our high resolution aerial maps. Satellite images are often blurred by weather or the atmosphere. Nearmap captures leaf-off and leaf-on aerial photos year round under the best possible conditions.

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